If Jay Gatsby owned a yacht, it would be Amadeus I (ex Beluga)…
The design marries an Art Deco-inspired interior with rugged capability. Designed for outdoor living and featuring exterior design, naval architecture and interior layout from Vripack, Amadeus I is a nautical paradox, robust yet elegant, adventurous yet comfortable. Here, the designers share more about the ideas behind the design.
Amadeus I is a highly engineered boat with space, long-range and enduring style. At 45 metres with an interior volume of 500 GT, she was commissioned by a savvy yachtsman who knows what he wants from a boat. As a result, she features open-plan spaces throughout, the ability to cruise comfortably in any weather and a seaworthy platform that can venture anywhere.
Though many owners today may request these attributes as standard, at the time of her delivery in 2014, her owner was ahead of the curve. As a result, Amadeus I paved the way for future yacht designs the world over, fast becoming one of the most popular yachts on the charter market.
Style with substance
Built by Russian shipyard Timmerman, a key design element is Amadeus I’s expansive sun deck with a barbecue and Jacuzzi set up for the ultimate al fresco experience. As a shining example of how expert naval architecture can enhance exterior and interior design, the well-engineered platform was built after all technical practicalities were taken into consideration from the outset. This way, her bold interior aesthetic conceived by Frangulyan Studio was taken to the next level. Fusing colour with form, interior artistry supports the design language throughout.
High gloss wood-panelling on the walls in the owner’s suite spotlights the horizontal flow of the natural wood, helping to create a clever sense of space. A striking marble bathroom with both bathtub and walk-in shower nods at extravagance. On the main deck, a glossy wooden dining table for 10 guests is partnered with a marble credenza for pre-dinner drinks.
A sense of style
Constantly moving with the times, a 2019 refit saw the sought-after asset of a large beach club with a gym and sauna at sea level added. This complemented the yacht’s existing list of amenities, such as a vast chest of water toys and a sky lounge that opens directly onto a large, covered dining area ideal for al fresco socialising. Already a versatile bluewater cruiser thanks to a shallow draft, Amadeus I comes with style, longevity and a 4000 nm cruising range.